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Plant Manager (Medical)

Summary: Reporting to the COO, the Plant Manager will lead our site in Tijuana, Mexico to focus on driving improvements designed to increase service levels while driving cost reduction. Disciplines under the Plant Manager’s direction include Customer Service, Quality, Engineering, Purchasing/Materials, Maintenance, Production Control, Manufacturing, Shipping/Receiving, Warehousing and Distribution. She/he will be responsible for promoting the application of “lean tools” to eliminate waste and improve workflow in support of quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives in all aspects of the business.

  • Develops and maintains a philosophy of continuous manufacturing improvement utilizing key performance indicators and an ongoing system of prioritization and communication with all manufacturing employees.
  • Manages business activities to insure compliance to medical standards ISO 13485.
  • Drives the development of production teams (cells) by aligning roles and responsibilities in support of:
    • Achieving service levels targets for on-time delivery.
    • Meeting existing product quality requirements.
    • Producing product at existing material and labor standards.
    • Drives “team based” continuous improvement on the production floor.
    • Recognizes and rewards individual and team improvements.
  • Implements “visual controls” on the production floor which communicate objectives and monitor production team performance against those objectives.
  • Works with Corporate Estimating to develop cost estimates for new business while creating a closed loop system capturing actual cost and providing feedback vs. quote. Maintains accurate standard costs.
  • Drives continuous improvement throughout the organization designed to improve service levels and reduce cost.
  • Manages the development and training of a flexible workforce. Will insure the creation and documentation of necessary employee training procedures.
  • Responsible for the management of inventory levels through the measurement of total inventory value, warehousing space cost, inventory obsolescence, and inventory turns.
  • Supports and participates in corporate initiatives to reduce product cost through purchasing contracts and price negotiations.
  • Works with engineering to prioritize and manage productivity improvement programs designed to address quality issues, reduce labor cost, or increase material utilization.
  • Develops effective employee communications mechanisms designed to insure employees understand and participates in supporting the goals of the plant and the corporation.
  • Manages individual performance providing coaching, mentoring and performance feedback to insure plant objectives are achieved.
  • Actively supports sales activities and will assume active involvement with customers and customer issues.
  • Manage processes and manufacturing cell transfers and new product introduction through project management office.
  • Manages Engineering efforts to prioritize and support new sales opportunities.
  • Monitors and controls spending to within budget targets. Promotes improvement activities designed to reduce spending.
  • Drives efforts to develop progressive safety programs designed to eliminate lost time accidents and meet all government regulations.
  • Develops and administers employee training to properly instruct both new and existing employees of their quality, productivity and safety responsibilities.  Establishes monitors to make sure that employee performance meets expectations in all three areas.



  •  Bachelor’s in Engineering, related field, or equivalent work experience in focused area.
  • 8+ years contract manufacturing experience in related field within medical device environment.
  • Solid leadership and mentorship experience of manufacturing teams.
  • Proven experience within a medical device manufacturing environment (ISO13485).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical device and governmental regulations and standards (21 CFR Part 820, ISO13485, MDR).
  • Demonstrated ability implementing “world-class” business management practices to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • A proven track record implementing teams (work cells) on the production floor.
  • Hands-on experience implementing “visual controls” in a manufacturing environment desired.
  • Thorough understanding of “lean improvement” tools preferred.

Other Job-Specific Requirements:

  • Bilingual in English / Spanish (Fluent).
  • Work Visa or dual citizenship
  • Experience opening medical device manufacturing site(s) in Mexico.
  • Experience working with shelter companies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Strong people management and development skills.
  • Strong listening skills.


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Phone: +1855.480.0837 / +52(664)454-3330
Blvd. Corredor Tijuana-Rosarito 2000
15202 Int. Mt8, Zona Cerril General
Tijuana, BC 22330, Mexico

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